CR929 is a long-range wide-body new generation aircraft, a joint program of OEMs from Russia and China. It is one of the most advanced projects in the backlog of joint partnership projects of the two countries.
Potential customers will be offered CR929 family in three configurations: basic, stretch version and short version.
Basic version of CR929–600 with three-class layout will be able to carry 280 pax for the range of up to 12,000 km. Stretch version CR929–700 will take 320 pax on board the aircraft, its flight range is 10,000 km. Passenger capacity of short version CR929–500 is 250 pax and flight range is 14,000 km.
Design of CR929 provides for the wide usage of composite materials, 50% of airframe structure will be made of composites.
The aircraft will feature new aerodynamics solutions. CR929 wing will boast larger length and sharklet type wingtips. It will reduce wind resistance and fuel consumption, thus achieving higher environmental and economic performance in comparison with current competitors.
Reduced maintenance costs will contribute to aircraft economic efficiency as well. It is expected to use the information system to monitor airframe and all units condition. The intended purpose of such system is to enhance aircraft flight safety.
The requirements to CR929 aircraft have been developed on the basis of requirements suggested by the potential customers and on assessment of market’s perspective demands.